The Topanga Historical Society was organized in 1974 by a group of dedicated community leaders who recognized the urgent need to collect, preserve, and make available to future generations records of Topanga's unique history. The Society maintains a gallery and archive center, presents quarterly local history programs, and makes available two publications. One of these is The Topanga Story, a comprehensive history of Topanga, edited by Louise York. The other is Southern Calfiornia's Prettiest Drive, a facsimile of a 1925 Topanga promotional booklet.
Statement: The Topanga Historical Society
is a nonprofit organization that serves all who are interested in local
history. At our gallery and archive center, located in Topanga Canyon,
we preserve and exhibit Topanga History. We also work cooperatively with
surrounding historical societies to stimulate an interest in our area's